This section has some fairly detailed information on travel – if it’s all too much for you, please contact us and we’ll be happy to advise.
Daku Resort is on Fiji’s second island of Vanua Levu. It is a mile out of Savusavu, a 25-minute walk or a 4-minute taxi ride.
To get to Daku Resort, you fly into Nadi, Fiji’s international airport on the main island of Viti Levu, and then take a domestic flight to either Savusavu or Labasa airport.
You can fly from Nadi to either:
Savusavu – the flight takes 55 minutes and affords some spectacular views. We have a courtesy pickup from Savusavu airport and Daku Resort is a 10-minute drive over the hill.
Labasa – this is a 45-minute flight. Labasa airport is situated on the north side of Vanua Levu and is a very scenic 80-minute drive to Daku Resort. This is a larger airport so there is usually more availability with flights, and prices are often less than those to Savusavu. A taxi to the resort costs FJ$100 (approx AU$60). Guests who have used Labasa airport say it is a good opportunity to see more of the island than they otherwise would.
There are two main domestic carriers : Fiji Link www.fijiairways.com – a subsidiary of Fiji Airways; and the newly introduced flights from Northern Air www.northernair.com.fj.
Northern Air will be operating Monday , Wednesday and Fridays to Savusavu as follows:-
Depart Savusavu 11.20am Arrive Nadi 12.00pm.
Depart Nadi 2.50pm Arrive Savusavu 3.30pm
Overnight stays in Nadi
Where flight times make it necessary to spend a night in Nadi, we can reserve a room for you at Fiji Gateway hotel. We get a preferential rate and the cost is FJ$167 (approx AUS$110, single / double), which you pay directly to the hotel when you are there. It is a comfortable, pleasant mid-range hotel directly beside the airport, with a courtesy bus service running regularly back and forth.
If you choose to fly Fiji Airways on the international leg, you are best off booking all the way through, eg. Sydney – Savusavu (or Labasa). This gives you the full luggage allowance of 23kg on both the international and domestic flights, whereas it is normally 15kg on the domestic flights. However the charges for overweight luggage are only F$5/kg so the extra cost for 8kg is F$40 (approx A$24), which is not very expensive.
It is possible to book one airline out and a different one for the return if that suits you better for time and / or price.
International travel from Australia
Fiji Airways (formerly Air Pacific), Qantas (who code share with Fiji Airways), Virgin Australia and Jetstar all fly to Nadi.
We have shown details of flights from Sydney and can advise on flights from other cities if requested.
FLIGHTS INTO FIJI FROM SYDNEY
Fiji Airways has two flights from Sydney. One leaves at 6.30am to Nadi and then has a connection with the afternoon flight to Savusavu. Alternatively, if this is too early, there is a second flight which leaves Sydney around lunchtime; you will then need to spend a night in Nadi and you can take a flight on to Savusavu or Labasa the next day.
Qantas have the same itinerary as Air Pacific as far as Nadi as a code-share flight with Air Pacific (ie they share the same plane) so flight times are the same as above. If you book with Qantas you will need to book the domestic flight to Savusavu separately.
Virgin Australia leaves Sydney approx. 8.10am (depending on time of year) and arrives in Nadi at 2.10 pm in the summer, 3.10pm in the winter. You will then need to spend a night in Nadi and fly on to Savusavu or Labasa the next day.
FLIGHTS BACK FROM FIJI TO SYDNEY
Fiji Airways: On the return there is both a morning flight at approx 9.00am and an afternoon / evening flight (times vary according to day). If you book the afternoon / evening flight, you can fly out of Savusavu or Labasa the same morning to make the connection and do the journey in a single day. If you book the morning flight, you will need to spend another night in Nadi after the course ends.
You may also choose to book your return with Virgin or Jetstar as they leave in the afternoon and you can therefore make the connection in a single day.
International travel from the US
If you are coming from the US you will be flying out of LAX. Air Pacific flies from LAX regularly 4 times a week departing at 2230 /2330 (times change according to time of year: please double check schedules before your flight as Fiji airways will not warn you of schedule changes due to daylight saving). It is a 10 hr. 25 min. flight.
It crosses the International Date Line so you arrive at 5.10am two days later, ie. if you depart LA on a Tuesday night you will arrive in Nadi on Thursday morning. On the return you leave Nadi at 2230 and arrive back in LA at approx 1320 on the same day, so you get your ‘lost’ day back.
International travel from other cities
If you are coming from another part of the world and are arranging your own flights to Fiji, we are happy to advise on the best flight options.